1) Our 24' above ground pool is being installed as I type. I have read pool school and many of the threads in this forum. I am familiar with BBB and am convinced it is the way to go. I have not purchased anything yet for maintaining the pool's chemicals. This is what I am contemplating:
Buy a Zodiac Nature2 system to use initially as my chlorine source. As I become more familiar and comfortable with BBB, I likely will remove the cartridge and use it only when we are away from home on trips.
Is this a reasonable approach? Am I missing some imporant point or being niave?
2) Again, I have read, read, read on the forum, but I'm not entirely comfortable about what I do to get started when we first fill the pool. Do I take a reading of the tap water and put it in the pool calculator? Or do I just go ahead and shock with chlorine first thing? If I do this without testing first, how much do I use at first?
3) When I go to buy my set up supplies, I am planning on getting:
-One of the test kits recommended on this site.
-The Zodiac Nature2 system -- unless someone talks me out of it
-Liquid chlorine for an initial shock (It sounds like to get started, it will be easiest to get something concentrated. I'm willing to pay a bit more for an easy start. I'll economize later.)
Do I need to have the other two B's on hand for day one? Are there other chemicals I need day one?
I understand that as I maintain the pool, the calculator will recommend addition of different chemicals. I'd like to have the most likely culprits to be needed right away on hand.
Thank you in advance for your guidance!